R | | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Paul Thomas Anderson planned to have the restored bowling alley (used at the climax) located at the Greystone Mansion to be entirely painted in white to give some Kubrick symmetry and menacing quality (also a nod to A Clockwork Orange (1971)). However, he changed it to its original state when ... ...
What would you like, Eli?
Eli Sunday: Ten thousand dollars.
Plainview: For what?
Eli Sunday: For my church.
Plainview: That's good. That's a good one.
When Daniel and young H.W. are heading to the Sunday ranch for the first time, a large white camping roll can be seen strapped to Daniel's backpack. When we cut to the shot of them from behind, walking to the ranch, the large white camping roll is strapped to a bag Daniel is carrying in his right hand.
There are no opening credits, except for the title
English, American Sign Language
$302,845 (USA) (30 December 2007)
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